Evaluation of Factors Affecting Student Participation in Peer-Assisted English Learning Based on Online Education Platform

Hong Hu, Xiuli Wang, Yuhui Zhai, Jian Hu


Through a questionnaire survey, this study explored the factors affecting student participation in peer-assisted English learning (PAEL) based on online education platforms. Specifically, the authors constructed the system of PAEL contents, analyzed the online PAEL behaviors of students, and evaluated the student participation in online PAEL from both surface participation and deep participation. On this basis, the influencing factors of student participation in online PAEL were evaluated thoroughly. In the end, several countermeasures were presented to solve the problems with student participation in online PAEL. The results show that: the online PAEL face such problems like low-level knowledge structure and poor interaction quality, weak intensity of interaction, and inactive atmosphere of collaboration; In general, the students are not actively participating in online PAEL; the student participation in online PAEL is greatly affected by teachers, students, teaching contents, and online education platforms; the low participation in online PAEL mainly arises from the weak motives of students for online PAEL, the inadequate teaching design and supervision of teachers, and the imperfect functions of online education platform. The research enriches the theoretical and practical results on the factors affecting student participation in online PAEL.

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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